So this week Jackson is slightly longer than a spaghetti squash (these fruit/vegetable analogies crack me up), and I'm realizing more and more of what a challenge we're going to have with our dog Thatcher when Jackson arrives. We let Thatcher get away with a lot because he's so adorable, but it seems like it's time to be more strict with him. Unfortunately I think Blake and I have both been more lax with him lately because we feel badly about how dethroned he'll feel once our baby arrives. We're not worried about him hurting Jackson as Thatcher has been around babies and young children with no issues other than licking them too much; rather we're concerned about Thatcher being jealous and barking--like when we're holding Jackson and there isn't room in our lap for Thatcher. Short of carrying around a baby doll to get Thatcher used to something else having our attention, I'm not really sure what to do to prepare him prior to Jackson's arrival. Any ideas?
As for sweatpants, if you're looking for a slightly dressier alternative, you should try maternity pants.
p.s. I'm thankful that I can feel Jackson kick now. The night of my last post I felt him for the first time, and it was so strange. I'm getting used to it now and love knowing he's moving around.